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about the dreaded fiscal cliff. leaders from the white house and congress are calling for a prelimary meeting and call constructsive so they can find an answer before everyone's taxes go up. we are joined by ben ferguson and mark lavine. thank you for joining us here on the holiday weekend. >> thank you, uma. nconservatives are blastinglet gop law makers who may be caving in on the issue of tax hikings. how do you see this shaping up? >> it is going to be a big fight. we have a lot of people saying we will nomit raise taxes on the conservative side and they are realizing there is it bipartisan support to get something done. and if you come in the negotiating room with extremes of we are not going to move. it hurts americans so what you are seeing now. you see them saying, hey, we'll look at possibly raising taxs and got to figure out how to do it many of them ran and said i will not raise taxes if you vote for me. and the fiscal cliff is going to have to take people getting in a room and saying together. we are going to work on a solution. we are both going to do things we don't want
? >> we need to respond to this fiscal cliff. i can't tell them how they should do it. that's their expertise but they have to figure out the details and we need to resolve this subject and give america confidence that our political leaders can work together and i honestly believe that that will happen. >> reporter: when you reported third quarter results earlier this month you said you didn't have enough clarity on the impact of superstorm sandy. do you have more clarity now? >> i do have clarity on sandy and frankly it's devastating. particularly on individuals. we had 200 of our stores closed for the first three days of the november period and then many more were closed after that because we didn't have power. we definitely were impacted in a major way at our company. >> reporter: for the current quarter you expect to fall short of wall street forecasts by at least five cents. are you still comfortable with those expectations? >> we try to guide honestly and if we're able to exceed that number that's always good news. but we try to guide where we believe we're going to be
. life opens up when you do. >>> to front page politics and fiscal cliff negotiations round two. the president plans to meet with house and senate leaders for the second time next week on the matter. we have a little more than a month now to avoid triggering automatic tax increases, and massive budget cuts. one emerging point of contention, the president's signature affordable care act. in a cincinnati enquirer op-ed house speaker john boehner is calling for the law to be on the table in those negotiations. meantime a new political report says house republicans plan to vote next week on immigration legislation that would expand visas for foreign science and technology students. the plan would also make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families to the u.s. >>> and this year's official christmas tree arrived at the white house friday with all the traditional fanfare atop a horse-drawn marriage. the 19 foot frasier fir is from north carolina. >>> joining me for more, white house correspondent for the hill, amy parnes. chief correspondent for mcclatchy n
with labor leaders about the fiscal cliff. this is what she had to say in her interview. [video clip] >> what are the top items, a minimum wage, immigration? what's the biggest thing we think has to happen is comprehensive immigration reform. we think there needs to be a core set of economic issues that we are developing now including the minimum wage that actually cements in restoring the american middle-class. we are not yet on that path. we agree with the president's vision. the third thing, we have to fix voting in this country. people are mad. we are outraged about the lines. i do not know exactly what the prescription is, but that is a priority of the coalition we are a part of. >> did the president address the other big-ticket items? >> he made it clear that when we get through the tax and job discussion in the congress he was to prioritize comprehensive immigration reform. he sees it as a key part to stabilizing the economy, investing in the middle class, not having a subclass of 11 million people that hurt economic revitalization. for him i think it is a piece of the middle class age
approaching so-called fiscal cliff, which the thanksgiving holiday over, the president and top lawmakers are focusing this coming week on negotiating a deal on those expiring tax cuts and spending reductions that will automatically kick in december 31st, at midnight. so will we see more face-to-face meetings and what do both sides need to do? let's talk with angela mcglowan, and mark hammond a former aid to john kerry and nice to see you both. i predict more face-to-face meetings and i think they'll get together, kind of like holiday dinners, you see a lot of people you might not choose to see, but you have to see them, right. >> you have to see them and you might not want to see them again for another year, but, he yes, rick, they have to come to the table again and again and again until we reach a deal. if we go off the fiscal cliff, it's predicted that we will get another recession, now they're saying if we go off the fiscal cliff it only impact certain americans with taxes increasing and it will affect our country and economy. and we need face-to-face meetings and i don't think that
the fiscal cliff. folks here in washington hope there can be a turning point between republicans and democrats. after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday? >> well, i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: congressional leaders express optimism about reaching a deal to avoid $500 billion in increases set to take effect next year. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we have a cornerstone to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working to figure something out, how to avoid taxes, and reduce spending on medicare. but it is not yet clear when the lawmakers and the president will meet next. and even if some progress is made this week, a final deal could still be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline. so i -- i would be pleasantly surprised to see it -- a deal emerge earlier than the end of the year, but we'll see. >> reporter: and martin, even though there is not another meeting between the president and
norquist, talking about the so-called fiscal cliff. later, a look at u.s./china relations as china elects new leaders in its 18th national congress. >> join us tonight for the evolution of facebook. he is an engineer who advise the ceo and talks about the developments on the social media side like time line in his feet. watson added 8:00 p.m. eastern here on system. with a change in our happen anymore. >> we will align ourselves with those that are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit. you ought to take advantage of it. >> this is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> he told me when someone have their own agenda. >> he just got ashamed. >> i think they serve as a window on the path to what is going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she's the only one in the world the contrast. >> many of the women who were first lady were writers, journalists. >> they are more interesting as human beings than their husbands. if only because they are not first and foremost defined and limited by political ambition. >> dolly was both socially adept
of americans for tax reform, talked about the so- called fiscal cliff and the upcoming tax bills in congress. he will also talk about the 2012 election and recent meetings at the white house between congressional leaders and president obama. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> we are delighted to have grover norquist with us. of course, he is president of americans for tax reform but in the spirit of full disclosure, he is also a member of our board of directors and a very important colleague. grover spoke here several months ago, i should say here at the center, but not in this room because we moved -- there may be some glitches, so i apologize in advance. i am sure we will do better next time. however, grover talked about taxes, u.s. economic policy. but that was about taxes and the electoral campaign. now we had elections and the taxes are at the center of a very important political debate and at the center of negotiations between the obama administration and congress, particularly the republican controlled house. as i watched the president during his recent press conference and listened t
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